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Polyacrylamide decreases furrow erosion

Trout, T.J. and Lentz, R.D. (1993) Polyacrylamide decreases furrow erosion. pp. 191-197. In: Allen, R.G. and Neale, C.M.U. (eds.) Proc. Workshop ASCE Irrigation and Drainage Division. Management of Irrigation and Drainage Systems: Integrated perspectives. USA-UT-Park City, 1993/07/21-23.


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Erosion from furrow irrigated land is a serious problem in southern Idaho and several other areas. Polyacrylamide, a very long chain polymer, increases aggregate stability and flocculates suspended sediments. It thus can potentially reduce furrow sediment detachment and transport. Recirculating infiltrometer studies showed that 0.5 kg/ha/irrigation of polyacrylamide applied with the irrigation water can dramatically reduce furrow erosion.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
NWISRL Publication Number: 0807
Subjects: Irrigation > Furrow irrigation > Erosion > Polyacrylamide
Polyacrylamide (PAM) > Water-soluble PAM (WSPAM) > Erosion control
Soil > Erosion
Mass Import - autoclassified (may be erroneous)
Depositing User: Michelle Wayment
Date Deposited: 20 Nov 2010 21:55
Last Modified: 01 Dec 2016 21:26
Item ID: 866

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